Prairie Pup Adventures at Plains Conservation Center

Prairie Pup Adventures at the Plains Conservation Center offers a hands-on, fun way for preschool aged children to learn about the animals, plants and people who call the prairie home. Each week we will investigate a topic with a science, art, and exploration. For children ages 3-6 with their accompanying caregiver. Meet outside the Visitor Center at the Plains Conservation Center in Aurora for a fun adventure!

Time: 9-10a.m.

November 15, 2022: Prairie Dogs

Did you know that prairie dogs are a keystone species? Come learn about why these animals are so important and explore an active prairie dog colony.

December 6, 2022: Evergreen Plants

Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies while we identify evergreen plants, paint with pine needles, and make a yucca bracelet to take home.

January 10, 2023: Seasons of Change

What do you do to get ready for winter? Learn about how prairie animals adapt, migrate, and hibernate to make it through the cold Colorado winter.

February 7, 2023: Prairie Valentines

Come create loving Valentines Day gifts using natural materials. We will make cards with mud paint, plant flowers to take home and mix up your own perfume or cologne.

February 21, 2023: Cooking in the 1800s

Do you like to cook? Measure, chop, mix, and squeeze to create a delicious spread of homemade muffins, lemonade and applesauce.

Includes gluten, dairy, citrus, and eggs. Please specify allergies to pccinfo@botanicgardens.org and we will attempt to make accomodations.

March 7, 2023: Reptiles

Slither like a snake and crawl like a lizard, while you learn about what makes reptiles special. Meet live animals and create a snake craft to take home.

March 21, 2023: Prairie Safari

Take a ride in our special safari truck to explore the prairie plants and animals with scavenger hunts, magnifying glasses, and binoculars.

Audience: Recommended for children ages 3-6 years.

Program Fee: $8 per preschooler; one adult per child is admitted free of charge. Additional adults and non-participating siblings (children over the age of 6 years) are $5 each. Non-participating-Infants (children under the age of 18 months) are free.

Location: Plains Conservation Center, 21901 E Hampden Ave Aurora, CO 80013 (Entrance is at the corner of E Hampden Ave and S Picadilly Rd)

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